Creamed spinach in a gold serving bowl

Creamed spinach

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(53 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8

What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal83
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.26g
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Ingredients

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml full-fat milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 x 200g bags spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 100ml single cream
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

Method

  1. Heat 25g butter in a saucepan, then add 1 finely chopped small onion and cook for 5 mins until softened.

  2. Stir in 2 tbsp plain flour and cook for 2 mins, then slowly start to whisk in 200ml full-fat milk. When it has all been incorporated, gently cook for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.


  3. Meanwhile, place two 200g bags spinach in a large colander. Pour over a kettle full of boiling water until the leaves have wilted (you may have to do this twice).

  4. Place the spinach in a clean dishcloth, squeeze out any excess liquid, then roughly chop.

  5. Stir into the sauce with 100ml single cream, gently heat, then finely grate over some fresh nutmeg and season well.

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bel333
12th Oct, 2011
Really nice. I used coconut milk instead of the milk and a few bits of sliced red chilli on top ..nice exotic twist!
majseblackburn
17th Sep, 2011
5.05
Very easy and very, very nice We have used mascarpone instead of cream and it was equally great.
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rmitter3
13th Sep, 2011
5.05
easy peasy and great! used greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. love the method of blanching via a hot kettle of water
becksharper
19th Jul, 2011
5.05
Quickly rustled this up to go with some steaks and was very pleasantly surprised! Great dish, I'll be making this again :)
vanesa
11th Nov, 2010
5.05
Try it with Frikadeller (meat balls) and new potatoes
klappert
12th Apr, 2010
5.05
No more frozen Creamed spinach for me!

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